The Resource Egg & Spoon

Egg & Spoon

Label
Egg & Spoon
Title
Egg & Spoon
Creator
Subject
Summary
Master storyteller Gregory Maguire spins a magical and mesmerizing adventure set in Tsarist Russia.Gregory Maguire, bestselling author of Wicked, combines fairy tale and folklore in this irreverent re-imagining of the classic story of mistaken identity — The Prince and the Pauper. Described by School Library Journal as "a beautiful reminder that fairy tales are at their best when they illuminate the precarious balance between lighthearted childhood and the darkness and danger of adulthood", this book will appeal to readers both young and old.Elena Rudina lives in the impoverished Russian countryside. Her father is dead and her mother dying, while her brother has been conscripted into the Tsar's army. Elena's future is as bleak as the wastelands surrounding her village of Miersk. That is until the night of a freak storm when a majestic steam train is forced to stop at the village's abandoned station. The train carries a fabulous Fabergé egg and Ekaterina, a girl whose fate is now entwined with Elena's. When their lives collide, a complex, funny and engrossing adventure begins. An adventure that features the mythical Firebird, a prince travelling incognito, the awesome city of Saint Petersburg, the glacial lands of the north, and – in a starring role – Baba Yaga, the enigmatic witch of Russian folklore, and her shapeshifting house, Dumb Doma, perched on chicken legs
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Maguire, Gregory
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Mythology
  • Folklore
  • Young Adult Fiction
  • Young Adult Literature
Label
Egg & Spoon
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:30dfb166-c575-4466-97f8-48263471361d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781406359763
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Egg & Spoon
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:30dfb166-c575-4466-97f8-48263471361d
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9781406359763
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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      -33.938111 151.237977
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